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Empire, Faith, and War: The Sikhs and World War One

From the blood-soaked trenches of the Somme and Gallipoli, to the deserts and heat of Africa and the Middle East, thousands of Sikh troops fought and died alongside their European and colonial counterparts in the Great War of 1914-1918. 10 more words

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Greek Launch Coming Closer!

Okeanida.gr have told me that my book The Long Shadow is ready to go out in Greek on December 4th.   It’s new title will be… 161 more words


Punch Cartoon 47

This full page cartoon was published in Punch on 21st October 1914. According to Wikipedia “Between 1915 and 1919 competitive football was suspended in England. Many footballers signed up to fight in the war and as a result many teams were depleted, and fielded guest players instead. 20 more words

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Mons Star over Bolton

Lois Dean, a volunteer at Bolton Museum and Archive, has researched this story.

‘Mons Star’ medal recipients from Bolton

Some twenty-seven WWI survivors gathered at Bolton Town Hall in March 1919 to receive their ‘Mons Star’ medal from the Mayor, Lord Leverhulme, in what he described as a ‘stirring ceremony’. 228 more words

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It is Time to Rethink 'Women's History': The Fluidity of Gender in the First World War

When we discuss “women’s history,” it has been traditionally defined as a study of the role that women have played in history. Also, there has been a particular focus on individuals who have achieved success beyond the “domestic sphere” and in “the man’s world” of politics and war, be it Joan of Arc, Cleopatra, or Queen Elizabeth I. 534 more words